Like a lot of life, clinical research was turned on it’s head at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. No more so than in an infectious disease research department. On top of balancing their existing studies, some of which were paused due to the pandemic, the research team at the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital took on the mammoth task of coordinating several COVID studies, including the Oxford/Astrazeneca COVID vaccine study and RECOVERY.

In this webinar, part of a series by NHS Lothian’s Clinical Research Facility, GIRG’s Research Coordinator and Lead Nurse, Sheila Morris, gives her account of leading the team during this time, and the challenges that they faced. It’s well worth a watch, both as a fascinating account of those times, but also as a platform for us all to learn how best to work in the face of unexpected adversity.

You can watch the video here: Research During the Pandemic: Research, Covid19 and Beyond